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Glucose monitoring in neonates: need for accurate and non-invasive methods
  1. Hyung Chul Woo1,
  2. Leah Tolosa2,
  3. Dina El-Metwally1,
  4. Rose M Viscardi1
  1. 1Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  2. 2Department of Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering, Center for Advanced Sensor Technology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Hyung Chul Woo, Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 110 South Paca Street, 8th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA; hwoo{at}


Neonatal hypoglycaemia can lead to devastating consequences. Thus, constant, accurate and safe glucose monitoring is imperative in neonatal care. However, point-of-care (POC) devices for glucose testing currently used for neonates were originally designed for adults and do not address issues specific to neonates. This review will address currently available monitoring options and describe new methodologies for non-invasive glucose monitoring in newborns.

  • Neonate
  • Neonatal Hypoglycemia
  • Non-Invasive Monitoring
  • Glucose Binding Protein

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